Bill seeks to limit AG’s right to sue

JACKSON – A House committee’s passage Wednesday of a bill to require the state attorney general to gain approval from an oversight committee to file any lawsuit on behalf of the state for more than $250,000 led one lawmaker to brand the legislation partisan politics.

House Bill 1201 was filed by House Judiciary A Chairman Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, a potential candidate for attorney general this year.

State Rep. Ed Blackmon Jr., a member of the committee, called Baker’s bill political and purely partisan.

Hattiesburg American